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4. Seismology

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  1. Content type: Full paper

    The consideration of soil nonlinearity is important for the accurate estimation of the site response. To evaluate the soil nonlinearity during the 2008 Ms8.0 Wenchuan Earthquake, 33 strong-motion records obtai...

    Authors: Yefei Ren, Ruizhi Wen, Xinxin Yao and Kun Ji

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:116

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    Inter-station cross-correlation functions estimated using continuous ambient noise or microtremor records were used to extract the seismic wave propagation characteristics of the Osaka sedimentary basin, Japan...

    Authors: Kimiyuki Asano, Tomotaka Iwata, Haruko Sekiguchi, Kazuhiro Somei, Ken Miyakoshi, Shin Aoi and Takashi Kunugi

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:108

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  3. Content type: Express Letter

    On October 21, 2016, an earthquake with Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) magnitude 6.6 hit the central part of Tottori Prefecture, Japan. This paper demonstrates two notable effects of the surface geology on ...

    Authors: Takao Kagawa, Tatsuya Noguchi, Shohei Yoshida and Shinji Yamamoto

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:106

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  4. Content type: Technical report

    We have developed an open-source software package, Open-source Seismic Wave Propagation Code (OpenSWPC), for parallel numerical simulations of seismic wave propagation in 3D and 2D (P-SV and SH) viscoelastic m...

    Authors: Takuto Maeda, Shunsuke Takemura and Takashi Furumura

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:102

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    The Himalayan collision zone experiences many seismic activities with large earthquakes occurring at certain time intervals. The damming of the proto-Bagmati River as a result of rapid mountain-building proces...

    Authors: Subeg M. Bijukchhen, Nobuo Takai, Michiko Shigefuji, Masayoshi Ichiyanagi, Tsutomu Sasatani and Yokito Sugimura

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:97

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    Most modern seismic codes account for site effects using an amplification factor (AF) that modifies the rock acceleration response spectra in relation to a “site condition proxy,” i.e., a parameter related to ...

    Authors: Ahmed Boudghene Stambouli, Djawad Zendagui, Pierre-Yves Bard and Boumédiène Derras

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:99

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    As observational evidence of 3-D microtremor horizontal-to-vertical spectral ratios (MHVRs), previous studies have shown that a significant directional dependency is observed in and around Uji campus, Kyoto Un...

    Authors: Shinichi Matsushima, Hiroyuki Kosaka and Hiroshi Kawase

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:96

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  8. Content type: Letter

    Seismic activity occurred off western Kyushu, Japan, at the northern end of the Okinawa Trough on May 6, 2016 (14:11 JST), 22 days after the onset of the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake sequence. The area is adjacent...

    Authors: Taro Okamoto, Hiroshi Takenaka, Takeshi Nakamura and Tatsuhiko Hara

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:88

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    The Ryukyu (Nansei-Shoto) island arc-trench system, southwest of Japan, is formed by the subduction of the Philippine Sea (PHS) plate. Among the subduction zones surrounding the Japan Islands, the Ryukyu arc-t...

    Authors: Azusa Nishizawa, Kentaro Kaneda, Mitsuhiro Oikawa, Daishi Horiuchi, Yukari Fujioka and Chiaki Okada

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:86

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  10. Content type: Full paper

    We carried out statistical evaluations of two probability density functions for the microboudin palaeopiezometer using the Akaike information criterion (AIC) and the cross-validation (CV) technique. In terms o...

    Authors: Tarojiro Matsumura, Tatsu Kuwatani and Toshiaki Masuda

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:83

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  11. Content type: Express Letter

    We have analyzed the spatial variation in coda Q in the northeastern part of a high strain rate zone, the Niigata–Kobe Tectonic Zone (NKTZ), to investigate the cause of the high strain rate by correlating coda Q ...

    Authors: Masanobu Dojo and Yoshihiro Hiramatsu

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:76

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  12. Content type: Letter

    We present the results of relocating 17,544 hypocenters determined from data recorded during the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake sequence, during the interval between April 14, 2016, and August 31, 2016. For this, w...

    Authors: Tomoko Elizabeth Yano and Makoto Matsubara

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:74

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